William and Toccara Tatum, Owners of the Winston Salem Lady Warcats have announced the hiring of Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Nicole) Geter as the Head and Associate Head Coach for the 2015 WBCBL Season.
Coach Chris Geter is a native of Salisbury, NC. He attended the legendary Salisbury High School where he was a member of both the basketball and football teams. Coach Geter earned a scholarship to play football at the prestigious Winston Salem State University where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education and Parks & Recreation.
Coach Geter began his coaching career at Simon G Atkins High School where he was an Assistant Coach to Bobby Moore Jr. on the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team. He also mentored at Atkins from 2006-2009. Also at Atkins, Geter assisted in leading the Fighting Camels to a Regular Season Pac 6 Division Championship. In 2010, Coach Geter became the Boys’ Head JV Basketball Coach at Glenn High School (Winston Salem, NC). There, Geter lead the JV boys’ program to back-to-back winning seasons before joining the varsity staff as an Assistant Coach under Coach William "Monty" Gray in 2013 to present.
Coach Shawanna “Nicole” Geter, a Winston-Salem native, attended George Washington Carver High School where she was a member of the two-time State Championship teams. Coach Geter was awarded a basketball scholarship to Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC where she was an Honors Student-Athlete. She was also a member of the Livingstone College softball and bowling teams. In 2002-2006, Coach Geter graduated Summa Cum Laude from Winston Salem State University with a Degree in Sociology and Psychology. Last but not least, she was one of the original members of the Winston Salem Lady Warcats, semi-pro basketball team where she lead the team in rebounding from 2011-2012.
Together, Chris and Nicole are happily married with two kids and reside in Winston Salem, NC. Coming from humble beginnings, they are members of Mount Calvary Holy Church in Winston
Salem, NC and live by the scripture: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
“We are truly honored to be part of the Winston Salem Lady Warcats and the WBCBL. This is a stellar organization. We believe our positive attitude, strong work ethic and vivacious personality will leave a lasting impact on our players, the organization, and the community. We feel like this is a tremendous opportunity for us. We are confident we will help launch new beginnings full of excellence, teamwork and success for the future. We feel blessed to be in this position.” –Chris and Nicole Geter
The Geters’ take over positions held by Owners, William and Toccara Tatum, which have been held since the team’s forming in 2010. Under the Tatum’s reign the Warcats have posted a 27-20 record, making 2 WBCBL Nationals’ appearances.
“It is our hopes that the Geters’ will take the Warcats to the next level as we are able to focus more on the operations side. With their coaching experience and our knowledge of the league, we hope to promote the Warcats so that we are more of a household name, acquiring sponsors, and securing more overseas contracts for our players” – William Tatum.
Mr. Tatum will continue to assist the Warcats as the new Director of Operations as Toccara Tatum has recently been named the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League’s new Regional Director for the Carolinas Region.
Tryouts for the 2015 season for the Warcats, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Fulton Family YMCA in Winston Salem. Early registration ($35) can now be completed at www.ladywarcats.com until January 31st
The Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL) expansion brings more opportunity to south Texas by adding the San Antonio Crusaders of San Antonio, TX. The Crusader’s owner, Mr. Francois Gatson, is a native of Louisiana and served in the US Army. In December of 2013, he relocated to San Antonio and started the San Antonio Crusaders as a community organization in March 2014. Since 2005, Mr. Gaston has worked as a personal trainer and has been involved in professional sports, including a spot on the Houston Texans practice squad.
The Crusaders are in the process of setting dates for team tryouts and will begin play in the upcoming 2015 season. For more information, you can reach the Crusaders via email: email@example.com or by phone: 318-518-6237
The Women's Blue Chip Basketball League selects Mrs. Toccara Toland-Tatum as the new Regional Director for the Carolinas region. She originally joined the WBCBL by venturing into the realm of team ownership by founding the Winston-Salem Lady Warcats of North Carolina. Mrs. Tatum has been a member of the WBCBL for the past 4 years and now takes over the position, which was formerly held by newly selected WBCBL Vice President, Temekia Moses. Mrs. Tatum becomes only the 2nd regional director for the Carolinas region in the past 6 years.
As player/coach/owner, Mrs. Tatum has built a solid program and led her Lady Warcats to 2 WBCBL national playoff appearances.
“We value our members and we are proud to have dedicated individuals working their way up the rankings, while continuously improving the outlook of the WBCBL. This is a league of tremendous opportunity on so many levels.” – Mr. McCray
Ms. Tatum has her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and her Master’s in Sports Management. She presently teaches Business Law and serves as Head Coach for varsity girls Basketball and Assistant Volleyball Coach at Lexington Senior High School.
“I’m excited for the opportunity and definitely looking forward to pushing the Carolinas Region to the top of the WBCBL and bringing some national champions to the Carolinas. – Mrs. Tatum”